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Call for Applications: Post-doctoral Position in Judeo-Italian

Thursday, April 2, 2020  
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Jewish Translation and Cultural Transfer in Early Modern Europe

Call for Applications: Post-doctoral Position in Judeo-Italian

The collaborative research project Jewish Translation and Cultural Transfer in Early Modern Europe (JEWTACT), directed by Dr. Iris Idelson-Shein and funded by the European Research Council (ERC), invites applications from scholars in the field of Judeo-Italian studies for one post-doctoral position. The successful candidate will be enrolled in the dept. of Jewish history at Ben-Gurion University of the Negev, and will receive a full-time monthly stipend of ~9200 ILS.

JEWTACT is a collaborative research project, which aims to expose the hidden corpus of Jewish translations of non-Jewish texts in early modern Europe across different languages, genres, spaces, and periods. For further information on the project see:


  • PhD
  • Language proficiency in Judeo-Italian
  • Excellent knowledge of early modern Jewish and/or European history and/or literature
  • Excellent command of English
  • Academic excellence and dedication to collaborative research

In addition to working on their research project, the successful candidate will be expected to:

  • Contribute to the development of an online database of translations
  • Prepare entries for an encyclopaedia of Jewish translation
  • Actively participate in collaborative research ventures
  • Present the project and related research at a bi-weekly seminar
  • Be physically present on campus at BGU at least 3 times a week

To apply please submit:

  • A cover letter in English describing the proposed research project
  • A CV including language proficiency
  • A writing sample of at least 20 pages (e.g., dissertation, published articles)
  • Transcript of grades (BA and MA)
  • Two letters of recommendation to be sent directly to:

Shortlisted candidates will be invited for an online-interview. For further information see:, or contact the project administrator, Raya Even David, at: For best consideration apply by July 1, 2020.

*Applications by women and first-generation students are particularly encouraged.*

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